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Watch the Second Episode of AMNH's Series 'Shelf Life'

Erin McCarthy

12 Outlandish Species Names

Miss Cellania

The Missing Links: Great Mysteries of WWII

Colin Patrick

Why Do Our Teeth Chatter When We're Cold?

Alvin Ward

Inside a Top-Secret Factory Where Scent Is Made

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The Biggest States A to Z

Can you name the largest state (by area) that starts with each letter?

11 Innovative Last-Minute Tech Gifts

So you’ve waited until the last minute to shop but still want an innovative gift idea that makes smart use of technology?

20 Things You Might Not Know About 'Galaxy Quest'

Kate Erbland

The Origins of 10 Popular Christmas Carols

Kristy Puchko

You've sung them while clutching cups of hot cocoa, cozying up around a fire, or stomping through snowdrifts. You've heard them played in shopping malls, churches, and holiday parties.

2014's Top Moments in Play-Doh Form

Alvin Ward

Listen to Neil Gaiman Read Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'

Hannah Keyser

5 Questions: Seventh Day of Christmas

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Everyday Objects Dancing on Speakers

Alvin Ward

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year is 'Culture'

Arika Okrent

There were a number of attention-getting words this year, from bae, to normcore, to vape. But a word need not be shiny and new to get special attention.

15 Crazy World Records Set In 2014

Nick Greene